Despite strict legislation, illegal wildlife trade continues on Australian online ecommerce stores creating further demand and endangering species.
The internet can be a great thing, bringing us closer, exchanging info; it’s letting me share my thoughts with you now. But it also gives us access to products some of which might be illegal and it can ultimately distance us from the victims and consequences of our buying behaviour.
I was interested to know how this could be impacting animals, especially endangered animals like elephants that are increasingly threatened by poaching. Did you know that it’s now estimated that at least 25,000 elephants are slaughtered for the ivory trade each year?